Edward Southwick, Certified Family Life Educator and author of “The 10 Habits of Happy People”, has taught thousands of people how to improve their happiness and overall life quality. Edward has been a business owner, broker, and consultant for over 30 years, and is able to offer his varied experience in applying powerful happiness concepts/methods in real world situations.
Edward believes that everyone should have the huge advantage of understanding the happiness thinking, attitudes and actions of the happiest people (he interviewed over 50 exceptionally happy people during a 15 year period). He also teaches "50% of Age Super Health" and is an amazing example of it (see video below).
Edward offers classes, speeches and personal coaching on the concepts, thinking, methods and life styles of these happy people which he has obtained not only from the 57 happy people he has interviewed but from hundreds of happiness research papers, books, and his own personal experience. He has done extensive coaching in relationships and also teaches insightful and impactful information on how to obtain "Super Health" and start feeling and performing more like you're 50% of your age.
Edward moved to Japan in the 1980s and has spent over 15 total years living there while operating several businesses including an English school, business consulting and happiness classes. He also acts as a real estate broker from time to time and sold almost $50 million during one period in 1989/1990 (although he notes that even with the many large and regular $100,000 plus commissions he didn't feel happy or satisifed at that time-- not until seriously following his own happiness program shortly after). Edward also had his own 15 minute weekly radio program (Edward's Anything Goes English) and appeared as a semi-regular commentator on a very popular prime time television show called "The Strange Habits of the Japanese" (Koko ga Hen da yo Nihongin). He did many speeches and classes on happiness including regular seminars across Japan for San Marie, the 2nd largest match making service in Japan. He also wrote a column on relationships for Lycos Japan along with other Japanese celebrities which then became the most popular Japanese dating/relationship site in Japan.
Now having moved back to the United States and mostly finished with his other businesses, Edward is passionately devoting much of his time to teaching these powerful life improving happiness concepts and methods.
Click Here for a few of the many newspapers and magazines he appeared in Japan (most of the others were in Japanese). Here is a recent casual radio appearance.
RESUME EDUCATION -Born (1955) and educated (grade school- high school) in Utah -Weber State University May, 1978- Bachelor of Integrated Studies (minors in Business Administration, Psychology and Japanese) -Weber State University May, 1995- BS in Family Studies -Received CFLE "Certified Family Life Educator" designation from the National Council on Family Relations in September, 1995 -Brokers Real Estate license in Nevada (1988-1995) and Utah (1988 to present) -Continued studies in 1995-96 with Kennedy Westerns Phd. Program in Psychology (unaccredited, but course work completed with proctored exams and substantial research on self-actualization and happiness) -Member and trainee of the Japan university connected Socio Business organization for presentations and training in business consulting from 2000 to 2003. -2016, Received " Certified Weight Loss Management Consultant" designation and has many years of experience coaching and training - 2017 Received "Personal Trainer Certification"
WORK EXPERIENCE (1 and 2) (1- Business and real estate work) -1976- 1981 Real estate agent (sold to clients and bought and sold own properties) -1988- 1989 Sold aprox. $50,000,000 of real estate and investments to Japanese clients. -Business consulting to Japanese companies 2000-2003 (including regular consulting for CAC a well known and innovative Japanese skin care/makeup company and Xanadu/Byblos discos, the most popular in Japan, along with health, real estate, venture capital and MLM companies). -2003 to present- Moved back to the US in 2003 and re-started real estate investing/renovations (and occasional happiness seminars, personal coaching and free business consulting for non-profit organizations) -As an investor from 1977 to present- have bought and sold over 20 properties.
(2- Education/teaching related work) -1976-1978 Worked full time as a guard and counselor for the Utah State Industrial School (juvenile detention center) -Made a living teaching self-actualization/self improvement courses and counseling in Tokyo from 1982- 1986 (related studies and activities have been a hobby and avocation from 1976 to present). -Owned and operated English schools in Japan (1984-1988 and 1999- 2003) -Wrote book "The 10 Habits of Happy People" sponsored and published nationally in Japan by Magazine House (a major publisher) February, 1998 -Conducted Happiness classes/seminars and Family relations classes across Japan from 1998-2001 (including 2 years of 3 per month, major seminars for San Marie Co., the 2nd largest dating/counseling service company in Japan with over 50,000 active members). -1999- 2002 Had own monthly dating advise column (along with several other mostly famous people) on the number 1 dating site in Japan on Lycos Japan. -2000-2001 Had own 15 minute radio spot on Music Bird, a fairly well known music and commentary station (“Edward’s anything goes English”) -Appeared as a semi- regular commentator in the extremely popular prime time TV show "Koko ga Hen da yo Nihongin (The strange habits of the Japanese) 1998-2000
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES Trying to be helpful with free happiness/health coaching and seminars, working with the homeless (both in America and Japan). I also enjoy most sports including basketball, track, tennis, skiing and martial arts.
Edward I have to share this with you. Last night I spoke with Jayla. I have never seen her so happy and positive and talkative in my life.i asked her about her goals. She was so happy and said "it feels so good to be accomplishing things. I'm happier and it's making such a difference in my life already. " it was as if she were a completely different person. What a beautiful thing to watch her grow. I thought you may want to hear some feed back about how your program is helping people. I know I'm loving it! Love ya! Have a glorious day! -Sherri, St. George, Utah
"I just wanted to say that I joined You are the Project because the person who introduced me was making some real and even surprising positive changes (and although I was very skeptical at first, I'm now really glad she told me). After joining about six weeks ago, I have felt very supported and been very motivated and by what Edward and Shenteria are doing which has resulted in my consistent actions that are resulting in continual personal improvement, including losing about 10 pounds (and my happiness level has increased too)." -Joyful, Las Vegas, Nevada NOTE: Joyful has now lost over 50 pounds and other great accomplishments during her first 12 months.